"Sea Foam" as written by and Elizabeth Powell....
don't drink when you're tired
just watch those gems
they catch everything
like the light

and what would become
if we never moved
just lost and loose
like the light

hey hey
as she keys you
and she knees you
you wonder how we could ever get back
why would we
so close to
stay inside
scared, locked
to never come out

(both sections repeat)

we never make any money
why would we try
ooooh
bear us away on a wing
on a wing....

(chorus out)




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    General CommentI get the sense of a lethargic husband who completely ignores his wife in his loveless marriage, to the point where she keys his car out of frustration. I'm not sure who the 'we' is referring to though, might be a stretch but the other character could be a fictional one, that he conjured out of disinterest towards his own life, and dreams about escaping into the characters world "on a wing".
    U4iaon January 18, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationFor some reason, I get an image of a man who tries to attack his date. She wants to disappear, to go back to when their relationship was simpler and not controlled by lust. She tries desperately to get back inside of her home, kneeing him and trying to scratch him with her keys in order to fend him off.
    AkiOfTheDeadon July 18, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionTo me, there are some subtle differences in the verses. Here's my take:

    Don't drink when you're tired,
    just watch those gems
    catch everything
    like the light.

    Oh what we become,
    we never move.
    Just lost and loose
    like the light.

    Hey (hey)
    as she keeps you
    and she feeds you
    you wonder how we could ever get back.
    Why would we?
    Stay inside.
    Stay inside
    scared and locked,
    we'll never come out.

    Don't drink when you're tired,
    watch those gems
    catch everything
    like the light.

    Oh what we become,
    we never move;
    just lost and loose
    like the light...

    right...
    as she keeps you
    she leaves you.
    I wonder how we could ever get back.
    What were we
    supposed to do?
    Stay inside
    scared and locked,
    we'll never come out?

    We never make any money
    why would we try, oooh,
    bear us away on a wing, on the wind.

    Why?
    As she keeps you
    she leaves you
    now how we could ever get back
    WHY WOULD WE?
    Supposed to
    stay inside,
    scared and locked,
    we'll never come out.

    We'll never come out.

    We'll never come out.
    -------------

    I hear a song about a man and a woman getting together, getting married, and settling into a simple little comfortable life. They make enough money to be comfortable, but everything has been lost in that pursuit of comfort (the gems catch everything like the light). As they fall into their domestic roles (she keeps you, she feeds you) they lose the passion in their relationship (we never move; as she keeps you she leaves you) and the man wonders how they could ever get it back. But why would they abandon this comfort for the pain and struggle of passion? They feel they're suppose to stay inside, scared, locked in and never going out -- both literally (never going out) and figuratively (never leaving the comfortable confines of the roles they've defined for one another).
    johnfactorialon November 08, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationGuy is unhappily married, locked into a failed marriage, but not brave enough to recognize it is over. He is in love with another women. That woman is the one singing the song, and she knows she will never be with him.
    testaon August 13, 2015   Link

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